Embark on a full-day excursion to Lake Naivasha, a picturesque freshwater lake nestled in the stunning Rift Valley. This day trip, a sought-after getaway from Nairobi, promises an immersive experience, featuring a captivating boat ride on the lake. Additionally, you have the option to include a walking safari on Crescent Island, offering encounters with giraffes, zebras, gazelles, and other wildlife.
Boat Ride on Lake Naivasha
Commence your adventure with a boat ride on Lake Naivasha, providing an up-close encounter with the resident hippos as they rest among the reeds. Marvel at the diverse birdlife, including the iconic fish eagle and cormorants. The lake’s shores are adorned with an array of wildlife, such as buffalos, zebras, and giraffes, enhancing the scenic beauty of your surroundings.
0730 Hours: Start your Lake Naivasha boating and fly fishing day trip after breakfast from your Nairobi hotel. This day trip offers a unique opportunity for great hippo pictures, whether you opt for a one-day boating excursion or a 2-day Naivasha overnight safari.
0830 Hours: Stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint to learn about the formation of the Great Rift Valley system.
1000 Hours: Arrive at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, where your boating adventure begins. Enjoy a 4-5 hour boat ride and fishing experience on the lake, observing hippos and a myriad of bird species.
0130 Hours: Drop at Crescent Island for a quick picnic lunch at the shores. Embark on a walking safari around the island, encountering giraffes, zebras, and gazelles.
0230 Hours: Continue your walk around the island, returning to the boat by 3:00 pm. Head to Elsamere Conservation Centre for high tea and a visit to the information center, delving into the conservation efforts of George and Joy Adamson, renowned for the ‘Born Free’ movie featuring Elsa the lioness.
1730 Hours: Drive back to Nairobi, with an anticipated hotel check-in at 1930 hours, concluding your Lake Naivasha Boat Ride Day Trip.